The Victorian Coalition Government today announced $840,000 in funding over four years to Getting Down to Business, an initiative that supports young people starting their own enterprise.
Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith said the Coalition Government is committed to investing in young people to help generate opportunities and career development.
“Getting Down to Business will provide 120 young people who have a passion for enterprise, with an opportunity to gain inside knowledge and expert advice on how to start and grow a business,” Mr Smith said.
“Applications for 2014 are now open to young Victorians aged between 16 and 25 who are keen to take part in short courses, networking opportunities and presentation days, and learn from experienced facilitators through coaching and mentoring programs.”
Melbourne-based organisation, Enterprising Partnerships, will deliver the Getting Down to Business initiative over four years and are looking for young entrepreneurs to apply.
Managing Director at Enterprising Partnerships, Frank Wyatt applauded the state government for its vision to support enterprise development in young people.
“We are proud to deliver such an innovative program to assist young Victorians who are incredibly important to the growth of the economy and are Victoria’s future wealth generators,” Mr Wyatt said.
Getting Down to Business is part of the Coalition Government’s $1.8 million four year Enterprise Strategy which provides opportunities for young people to gain skills and experience to achieve their dream careers.